Underneath, Brooks Brothers navy blue pinstripe suit, Brooks Brothers white oxford,Brooks Brothers merino wool scarf and a tie from Mr.Sid.
Down below, plain black oxford lace ups. (They're shinier than the picture shows.)
No accessories, no pocket square, nothing to distract....all business. The entire ensemble cost roughly $60.
As job fairs go, this wasn't a bad one. Sure, I spent most of my time waiting in line, but the people there were friendly and encouraging, and actually willing to chat with you rather than just take your resume and call out "Next!".
Also, I sense a resurgence in the popularity of hand rendered drawings coming on. The last couple of events I went to were all "computers or else." But today, many of the people I spoke to were impressed by my skills with pen and paper, and they all seemed really interested in the (theoretical) projects I presented in my portfolio. I was asked a lot of questions about my theories and ideas, and a few of them said how refreshing they found it to see hand drawn plans and perspectives.
But every conversation ended with "we're not hiring right now but...." (Of course).
If only I could invent a time machine that would drop me and my family in the house next door to Marcel Breuer in New Canaan, CT in 1965.....